Collaborative Robots

Omron predicts top five automation trends for 2023

Omron predicts top five automation trends for 2023

While a new year is upon us, with all its opportunities, Omron Europe names the top five trends that will impact and shape industrial automation in 2023 and beyond. The manufacturing industries will continue to face many challenges and riding them out will involve building resilience and flexibility into business models. At the same time, […]

By January 24, 2023 Read More →

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MIRMI researchers turn robots into skilled waiters

MIRMI researchers turn robots into skilled waiters

Researchers at the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine intelligence (MIRMI) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a model that enables a robot to serve tea and coffee faster and more safely than humans – with no sloshing. The mathematics behind the pendulum used in the concept is more than 300 years […]

By January 16, 2023 Read More →

Recent News

Omron adds EtherCAT models to i4L SCARA robots

Omron adds EtherCAT models to i4L SCARA robots

Omron has announced the availability of new EtherCAT models to the i4L SCARA robot series, stating that the compact i4L robots now offer even stronger performance at the lowest total cost of ownership. The i4L SCARA delivers quality along with scalability and integration flexibility. Thanks to a compact design and small footprint it is simple […]

By January 16, 2023 Read More →
Universal Robots joins RBTX marketplace as new partner

Universal Robots joins RBTX marketplace as new partner

The RBTX robot marketplace, powered by, Igus expands its offering with cobots from new partner Universal Robots and continues to drive forward low-cost automation ideas. Robotics is becoming more important, but small and medium-sized companies are often faced with the question of how can a task be automated cost-effectively with little effort – in terms […]

By January 10, 2023 Read More →
The box of a thousand guard locking possibilities

The box of a thousand guard locking possibilities

Following market firsts in Profinet and EtherNet/IP connection, the new MBM bus module from industrial safety engineering specialist Euchner (UK) is now available in an EtherCAT version. The new release means that every function of the MGB2 Modular multifunction gate box can be used with EtherCAT/FSoE, which Euchner says makes the MGB2 the world’s first […]

By January 4, 2023 Read More →
Igus releases 2,046 new macros for Eplan

Igus releases 2,046 new macros for Eplan

To make the digital design of circuit diagrams even more effective, Igus is releasing 2,046 new macros for its Eplan planning software. The software extension allows users to visualise pre-assembled readycable cables in the software, cables that are not only compatible with drive components from Siemens, SEW and Bosch Rexroth, but now also with Allen […]

By January 4, 2023 Read More →
Omron mobile robots win METI Minister’s Award

Omron mobile robots win METI Minister’s Award

Omron LD Series and HD Series mobile robots have won the prominent Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Minister’s Award at the 10th Robot Awards program, which is chiefly co-organised by METI and the Japan Machinery Federation. The Robot Awards program commends outstanding robots, components and software to facilitate the development of robot technologies […]

By January 2, 2023 Read More →